Goals likely at the Amex
October 29th, 2016 | Ian Carnaby's Sports News
All three selections came good last week, the bonus being the goalless draw between Swansea and Watford.
As I mentioned a while back, anyone with a solid bet on Newcastle to win the Championship does not need to be backing them every week as well, though they have hit a rich vein of form now and are threatening to outclass most of their rivals.
They put six past Preston in the League Cup and are odds-on to follow up in the league at Deepdale. Generally speaking, the vanquished outfit puts up a much better show second time around with pride at stake but Newcastle will be just as happy with 1-0 and I think they will oblige again after a much harder match.
I still think talk of David Moyes leaving Sunderkland is unfair and I wish him well. He is one of the most articulate Premier league managers and offers more insight than most, though tension got the better of him at West Ham and Southampton. People will expect Arsenal to outclass his team in the lunchtime game on Saturday but I believe it will be quite close and I wouldn’t back the visitors at 2/5.
In fact I like very little in the top section, though STOKE may be a little too strong for Swansea on Monday evening. Mark Hughes has seen them come good the last twice and this is a chance to move into mid-table, which is probably where they’ll finish.
I’ve cut right back on the Both teams To Score bet but the Championship is the right place to look and Brighton v Norwich sees two open teams going flat-out for victory. They both score goals, too, and I hope this is one instance (at last) when the profit is assured relatively early on. Dangerous words indeed….
STOKE 20 units at 21/20 to beat Swansea
NEWCASTLE 20 units at 3 to 4 to beat Preston
Brighton v Norwich 25 units both teams to score at best price available.